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Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Bullet Triple IPA

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Ratings: 1,967
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 73
Gots: 298 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013

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Ratings: 1,967 | Reviews: 305
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3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. stamped "Besty By 3/12/14" on the neck.

fairly clear golden copper color, with thin off white head. big fruity hop aroma - pineapple and grapefruit. just enough malt flavor in the taste to hold up the massive hop flavor and bitterness. hop flavor is fruity and floral. medium body, oily, slick. medium carbonation.

overall - certainly a big IPA, but the particular hop flavor doesn't overlyimpress my taste buds.

Photo of cjgator3
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with an off-white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma is sweet malt and piney hops. The taste like the aroma is dominated by the hops creating a lingering bitterness into the finish. When you get past the hops, there is a sweetness from the malt up front. The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, this is a great hop bomb that is highly recommended if you are in the mood for some hops. There is no balance whatsoever, this is a West-coast IPA through and through.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I did not love it

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of patpbr
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a snifter. it appears as a deep hazy honey color and nice head retention.
S - Hoppy with earthy tones. Citrus and pine, some pineapple.
T - pine, citrus , some grapefruit up front. earthy tones, sweet pineapple, and moderate bitterness.
M - Medium body and moderate carbonation. juicy.
O - A strong beer, but seems like a different approach over many Imperials.

Photo of daledeee
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A seasonal. A triple IPA? That's pretty bold. Let's see

Pours a bright pretty clear gold with white head that isn't real strong but stays around and leaves good lacing.

Nose is fresh with mild hops.

Taste is along the lines of the tropical or fruity hops. It isn't as strong and intense as I thought it would be. The flavor is actually pretty mellow. Apricot, oranges spice and hints of malt. Pretty balanced.

Good carbonation and alcohol is not warming.

I do have to compare this to a couple other New Zealand hop beers which in my opinion are just a tad better. However, this is a drinkable beer with having again.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mdog
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy gold, good head.

Smell: Citrus rind, but a little onion.

Taste: Moderate sweetness with some tropical fruit flavors. Mild bitterness. Syrupy feel. The onion does make a quick appearance in the finish.

Overall: This is a big thick beer, definitely feels like a triple IPA, though not over-the-top bitter. The downside to this one is the slight onion smell and taste--not super strong but enough to be noticed.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of zeledonia
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I don't know why I keep doing this to myself, buying hoppy beers when what I really crave is something different. Makes me feel like a hop addict. Tasted 26 October 2013.

Pours a hazy pale apple-juice orange. Just a shred of head, off-white. Okay retention and lacing. Not terrible, not the most impressive.

Smell: melon bomb! Sweet, juicy, melony hops, buoyed up by a hefty dose of caramel malts. Reminds me in particular of some Lagunitas beers, though the exact ones escape me at the moment. Smells deep and balanced; encouraging.

Taste: a big ole tongue-slap. Bitter, oh man there's a lot of acid in this one. It's a liquidy bitter, mostly lacking the chalky dryness that often irks me. But the bitter overpowers everything, and I'm struggling to find anything else. A whole lot of malt is in there, I can tell, but all it does is cut the edge a bit.

Feel is tingly, especially on the back end as the bitter really erupts. Medium-bodied, sticky, but not quite as candy-like as I expected given the ABV. Lasting, lasting, lasting, with those bitter waves coming again and again.

For an IPA this big, I'm surprised by the lack of balance. They must have put an incredible quantity of hops in this, or it must be really highly attenuated, to feel over-hopped at 10%. But it does. I like the melon, want more flavor beyond the pure, clean bitterness.

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Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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